story: “The Witch”
author: Shirley Jackson
where: kitchen table
note: I’m looking for a story I read by Jackson a long time ago. I think the woman’s name is Mrs. X.
a line: “He was an elderly man, with a pleasant face under white hair; his blue suit was only faintly touched by the disarray that comes from a long train trip.”
theme(s): Train travel, strangers, motherhood, witches